KSY At a Glance
Khulna Shipyard Ltd (KSY) is an independent Government commercial enterprise under the ministry of defence managed and operated by Bangladesh Navy. It is located at Khulna, Bangladesh with 68.97 acres of land on the western bank of river Rupsha. KSY is an ISO 9001:2015 certified shipbuilding industry and it has been building ships under classification societies like BV, LR, NKK, CCS, GL and RINA. KSY also provides high quality and cost effective ship repair and marine solutions through professional expertise to customers.
The yard has the capacity to build Steel / Aluminium ships up to 90 m length and 700 tons lightweight. So far, it is experienced in building naval Large Patrol Craft (LPC), Inshore Patrol Vessel (IPV), Hydrographic Survey Vessel, Landing Craft Utility (LCU), Oil Tanker, Cargo and Container Vessel, Tug, Inland and Coastal Work Boat, Pilot Boat, Heavy Duty Speed Boat, Search and Rescue boat, barge, ferry, Floating Crane, pontoons etc. It is the first and the only proud warship builder in Bangladesh. Construction of bailey bridge, steel structures, foot over bridges, dredging and earth filling are also examples of works carried out by KSY. Over the years, KSY has emerged as a leading enterprise in the field of ship building, repair and manufacturing of engineering items for various industries of Bangladesh
Total Quality Management system has been introduced on the basis of which ISO 9001:2008 is being issued
Historical Background of KSY
KSY is about 56 years old. The construction works of KSY started in 1954 under supervision of the East Pakistan Industrial Development Corporation (EPIDC) with the technical support of M/s. Stulcken Sohn, West Germany provided the design for the construction of the yard facilities.
After completion of works, It was commissioned on 27th November 1957, with the objective to build and repair ships of various clients, for defense, coast guard, oil company, ports, BIWTC, BIWTA etc and manufacture engineering parts to support other industries.
M/s. Burness Corleft and Partner, UK and M/s. Maienform SA, Swiss administratively and technically managed the company up to 1967. Afterwards the control was vested with its own expert engineers both technically and administratively.
At last Bangladesh Navy took over the responsibilities of KSY since 09 May, 1999, although, the enterprise was ceremonially handed over by the honourable Prime Minister of the People's Republic of Bangladesh on 03 October 1999.
The shipyard commenced ship repair operations in the year 1957 and has undertaken repairs of all types of vessels including up gradation of ships of private company as well as periodical lay up repairs and life extension of ships of Navy, Coast Guard, Fisheries etc. The yard has, over the years, developed adequate capabilities to handle complex and sophisticated repair jobs.
Besides these, many heavy duty spares for different industries have also been made by this organization. It's versatile dock facilities can accommodate a good no. of ships at a time for repair or new building.